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    Hi, All: I came across this very ingenious idea here:

    http://m.gizmag.com/article/24204


    Australian houseboat builder Matt Duncan was stunned when he saw footage of the Japanese tsunami on television. He was so taken aback, in fact, that he decided to do something to help people survive future tsunamis. The result is his Tsunami Survival Pod (TSP), and you can buy one of your own for about US$ 8,900.

    The floating watertight TSP is made from 4mm spiral welded steel, has a crush capacity of four tonnes (4.4 tons), and features impact-absorbing crumple zones. It accommodates four people in five-point harnessed safety seats, and can reportedly hold enough air to last those passengers for two and a half hours. It has a main hatch and a bottom-mounted secondary hatch (in case it ends up upside-down), both of which open inward to avoid being blocked by external debris. Each of those hatches also feature a one-inch-thick window, to help minimize claustrophobia.

    The pod has a streamlined design, to keep it from getting snagged on debris or other objects. Should it avoid all the snags and end up getting washed out to sea, its flashing exterior lights ought to help attract rescuers. Once they find it, its integrated lifting hooks should help it be hoisted by a helicopter or ship-mounted crane.



    Food rations, blankets and safety helmets are also included in the package.

    Four small wheels on the bottom allow it to be pushed around by hand on smooth surfaces (such as driveways), and it’s said to be small enough to fit in a typical garage or carport. If you don’t think it’s worth keeping a TSP in your garage on the off chance that you’ll experience a tsunami, however, take note – Duncan says that it can also be used as an earthquake shelter. You also might be interested in checking out the Japanese Noah capsule.
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    This is an interesting concept. In my area it might also be useful during a tornado.

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    Brilliant, this is sooooo cool!!! Thanks Bill!

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    So excited i just had to run up stairs and tell my wife. Everything is going to be ok. I just found our survival suit.
    And if you are ok with it, it's only goney only cost $10,ooo yes Ten grand but it's ok we will all be safe. cuddles

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    Hi, All: I came across this very ingenious idea here:

    http://m.gizmag.com/article/24204



    Australian houseboat builder Matt Duncan was stunned when he saw footage of the Japanese tsunami on television. He was so taken aback, in fact, that he decided to do something to help people survive future tsunamis. The result is his Tsunami Survival Pod (TSP), and you can buy one of your own for about US$ 8,900.

    The floating watertight TSP is made from 4mm spiral welded steel, has a crush capacity of four tonnes (4.4 tons), and features impact-absorbing crumple zones. It accommodates four people in five-point harnessed safety seats, and can reportedly hold enough air to last those passengers for two and a half hours. It has a main hatch and a bottom-mounted secondary hatch (in case it ends up upside-down), both of which open inward to avoid being blocked by external debris. Each of those hatches also feature a one-inch-thick window, to help minimize claustrophobia.

    The pod has a streamlined design, to keep it from getting snagged on debris or other objects. Should it avoid all the snags and end up getting washed out to sea, its flashing exterior lights ought to help attract rescuers. Once they find it, its integrated lifting hooks should help it be hoisted by a helicopter or ship-mounted crane.



    Food rations, blankets and safety helmets are also included in the package.

    Four small wheels on the bottom allow it to be pushed around by hand on smooth surfaces (such as driveways), and it’s said to be small enough to fit in a typical garage or carport. If you don’t think it’s worth keeping a TSP in your garage on the off chance that you’ll experience a tsunami, however, take note – Duncan says that it can also be used as an earthquake shelter. You also might be interested in checking out the Japanese Noah capsule.

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    Are we suppose to do 'anything possible' to survive? to invest in sophisticated devices in order to avoid the natural hazards that we basically brought on ourselves? so now it is not only the survival of the fittest, strongest and most 'capable', but also of the richest, or at least, those who can afford to invest $8900 to get stuck (in a very close proximity) for two and a half hours with three other people :) nice gimmick. (and slightly reminds me of this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F-T2...ayer_embedded#!)
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    Default Re: Tsunami survival pods

    Great idea if it's where I am when a tsunami hits. What are the odds I'll be at the shop? Can I strap it to the roof of my car?

    Another thing to be paranoid about, worrying about wasting $9000.

    I can see it though: tsunami rolls in, decimates everything, rolls back out, and out of these orange capsules pop a bunch of smiling faces.

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    Thats pretty funny..

    I remember meeting my misses in a Tokyo train station quite soon after 3/11 and she was with her sister and I burst out laughing as everyone was dressed normal and my misses and her sister had face masks on and helmets ... would of been even more funny if they had these strapped to their backs.

    Actually massive versions of these placed in schools in Japan that are near coastal and earthquake prone areas might be worth looking into.
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    Default Re: Tsunami survival pods

    Interesting concept. Hopefully oxygen is included in an airtight container. Also, I question why orange, then I think orange really stands out. road work and all that, maybe even rescue... I like the seat belts too. Pricey, but good idea.

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    How do you get out if you are under six feet of mud?


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    An interesting concept... however, it is nothing more than a non-navigable boat. That an unmanned Japanese steel fishing boat arrived on the US west coast, virtually intact and floating, many months after the tsunami, is testimony to the possibility of survival of such an event. As long as the 'vessel', no matter it's intent in construction, (oil tank, an old Volkswagen, etc) has the ability to stay afloat, and remain structurally intact from any impact, then you have a 'safety capsule'. However, you had better be certain that there's help available to 'find you' in such a craft.

    With this in mind.. perhaps I can start selling my self-righting trimaran - it's incapable of sinking (no ballast) and is fully navigable on wind power alone. Just keep one in your driveway, fully loaded with food, and you're ready for any tsunami that comes by! It'll only cost about 60K to keep something like that around... "just in case".

    Any buyers?!

    I thought not...

    I personally feel that one need not worry overmuch about what happens to the 'body'. Certainly, keep oneself healthy and fit, and care about and take care of others, particularly loved ones (although it can be argued the Everyone is worthy of Love, and simply do the best one can with what you have, and always strive to do all that you can, within your means.

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    Default Re: Tsunami survival pods

    seat belt law

    tsunami pod law

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    My fear would be having it turn over and ending up hanging upside down with no way of getting out of the seatbelt.

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    Quote Posted by araucaria (here)
    How do you get out if you are under six feet of mud?
    HAHAHA !! yes exactly.. just 2 feet of mud and I'd say your screwed.

    Alternatively I'd say a good quality set of jet packs could be helpful. But realistically most people are running around checking on children and collecting belongings and basically panicking. Remember on 3/11 they were pretty much just getting over the intense earthquake and getting their bearings when the tsunami came in.

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    I hope it comes well stocked with Dramamine!
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    I can build you bio degradable wooden ones for $5k....
    then again you could just get a coffin straight away....

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    Quote Posted by meat suit (here)
    I can build you bio degradable wooden ones for $5k....
    then again you could just get a coffin straight away....
    Reminds me of Moby Dick, where the sole survivor is Ishmael on a coffin made for Queequeg, who didn't need it(in more ways than one).


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    Or perhaps you could think about a move to Colorado if you live in The USA. Plenty of fresh air and room to stretch , just in case that Tsunami does hit.

    I wonder the cost if they were made in China.

    Hey Bill I've just listened to The Kerry Cassidy Interview on Remote Viewing with P.h D. Courtney Brown. Is this why you posted this thread? Just a thought.
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    When I was a teenager I had some dreams of a tsunami heading straight for me while I was on the beach in california. In the dream the waves had to be probably 60 ft high. I didnt know then what a tsunami was but the dream terrified me nonetheless. What convinced me that it was a dangerous place to live was the few EQ's I lived through in the 80's. I didnt know back then that EQ's could trigger a tsunami. Scarey stuff !

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    Additional Air tanks like for a diver would be better for longer periods of using the shelter in the event they are floating out to see. If a flotation device can then be expelled from side panels or that hard plastic that floats in a pool to keep if floating would be a nice added feature also. maybe even an extended sail attachment when the hole is opened to guide it back to shore.

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    A helicopter would work well

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    I wonder the cost if they were made in China.
    ...... it wouldn't bloody float !!!
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